Updated: Canon EOS 7D and 5D Mark II DSLR Locking Mode Dial Upgrade

Canon Japan is offering a Locking Mode Dial Upgrade (English) for owners of Canon EOS 7D and Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLRs.
 
Starting December 8th, 2010, Canon Japan will convert 7D and 5D II mode dials into the locking type seen on the Canon EOS 60D for $10,500 yen (about $125.00 USD). There is no information at this time on other Canon divisions offering this service.
 
Update: Canon Canada has now announced this service:
 
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
Effective Dec 1st 2010, Canon will start to provide as a chargeable service, a locking mode dial modification for the “EOS 5D MarkII” and “EOS 7D” digital single-lens reflex cameras.
 
This modification is available, for a fee, to owners of these cameras who would prefer a Mode Dial which locks in place and can’t be accidentally moved during normal camera operation.
 
For Canadian residents, the pricing of the locking mode dial modification service for EOS 5D Mark II and 7D cameras has been set at $110 per camera as of December, 2010. (Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.) For further details, see contact information for inquiries below.
 
Once modified, users must first press and hold down the central lock-release button in order to turn the Mode Dial. The modification is intended to prevent the Mode Dial from accidentally moving, once set to a particular exposure mode by the user.
 
Applicable Products
 
EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras
EOS 7D Digital SLR Cameras
 
Contact Information for Inquiries
 
Canon Canada Inc.
Customer Information Centre
Phone:1-800-OK-CANON (toll free)
1-800-652-2666
Support options and hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9AM to 8PM ET (excluding holidays)
 
(Thanks Bill)
 
Update 2: Canon USA now offering the upgrade service:
 
Effective December 6, 2010, Canon will start to provide as a chargeable service, a locking mode dial modification for the “EOS 5D MarkII” and “EOS 7D” digital single-lens reflex cameras.
 
This modification is available, for a fee, to owners of these cameras who would prefer a Mode Dial which locks in place and can’t be accidentally moved during normal camera operation.
 
For USA residents, the pricing of the locking mode dial modification service for EOS 5D Mark II and 7D cameras has been set at $100 per camera as of December, 2010. (Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.) For further details, see contact information for inquiries below.
 
Once modified, users must first press and hold down the central lock-release button in order to turn the Mode Dial. The modification is intended to prevent the Mode Dial from accidentally moving, once set to a particular exposure mode by the user.
 
Applicable Products
EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras
EOS 7D Digital SLR Cameras
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
 
Contact Information for Inquiries:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON / 1-800-652-2666
TTD: 1-866-251-3752
E-mail: carecenter@cits.canon.com
 
Support options and hours of operation: http://www.usa.canon.com/support
Posted: 12/1/2010 9:39:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News
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